Engravings of Birds .





White Throated Swift/ New Mexico
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United State Pacific Railroad ...  'Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Alberts Finch / New Mexico
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery blemish in image area
 


Arctic Bluebird/ Texas/1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery blemish in image area





Ash-colored Fly-catcher (Myiarchus mexicanus, Baird) Plate 5/California /1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





California Grebe (Podiceps Californicus, Heermann) 1859  Plate 8 / Texas/1859
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Cassin's Sparrow 1859  Plate 4/ / Texas/1859
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery torn corner will mount out




Brown Towhee (Pipilo mesoleucus, Baird) 1859  Plate 29/ New Mexico / 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery mark in margin





Pied-billed Grebe / Plate 9/California 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery






Red-shouldered Hawk Plate 2/California 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Sky Lark (Eremophila Cornuta) 1859/ Plate 32/Utah 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Swainson's Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni Hawk) /Plate 12/Rocky Mountains 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery






Swainson's Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni Hawk) /Plate 13/Rocky Mountains 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Western Red-shoulder Hawk (Buteo elegans, Cassin) / Plate 3/California
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Western Nighthawk (Chordeiles Henryi) /Plate 17/Rio Grande Valley 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Black Turnstone (Strepsilas melanocephala, Vigors) / Plate 7/California 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Brandt's Cormorant (Phalacrocorax penecillatus, Brandt ) /California 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Hawk (Buteo Oxypterus) /Rocky Mountains 1857/ Plate 15
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery





Mottled Grass Plover / Plate 6/Texas 1857
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery




Sparrow Hawk/ New Mexico 1857/
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean. (Twelve volumes published 1853-1861)' published  in  Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery 2 avail




Tropical Gnatcatcher (Polioptila plumbea)/ New Mexico
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery



Little Crane (Grus Fraterculus, Cassin) // New Mexico/ Plate 37
Antique Hand Coloured Print  from Birds of the Wheeler Survey/USPRR /(United of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Washington D.C.  by A.O.P. Nicholson Printer  Lithograph hand coloured on heavy stock paper.  Multiple binding pin holes present to the left margin side of the sheet but outside of the plate area. Sheet measures ca: 8 7/8 (W) x 11 3/8 (H) inches. Plate measure ca: 6 ¾ (W) x 9 (H) inches.Unmounted £45 inc delivery

Assorted Engravings & Aquatints  of Birds large





"Willow Wren, Red Breast, Whinchat, Stone Chatter, Sky Lark"
 Drawn by Paillou, engraved by Mazell . Thomas Pennant. From The British Zoology. London: J. and J. March, 1766. Large folio. Etchings. Original hand-colouring. Drawings by P. Paillou, G. Edwards, et. al. Etchings by P. Mazell. Full margins. A series of  animal and bird prints by one of England's leading 18th-century naturalists. Thomas Pennant was a fellow of the Royal Society and a friend and correspondent with such notables as Sir Joseph Banks and Carl Linnaeus. His British Zoology was an expensive and major undertaking. Where contemporaries like Catesby and Edwards were more interested in foreign species, Pennant takes the credit for publishing the first colour illustrations of birds in a book attempting to portray all of the British species, many of them life-size. £195 inc delivery




Toucan

François Levaillant (later in life as Le Vaillant, "The Valiant") (6 August 1753 – 22 November 1824) was a French author, explorer, naturalist, zoological collector, and noted ornithologist. He described many new species of birds based on collection he made in Africa and several birds are named after him. He was among the first to use colour plates for illustrating birds and opposed the use of binomial nomenclature introduced by Linnaeus, preferring instead to use descriptive French names such as the bateleur (meaning "tight-rope walker") for the distinctive African eagle.
These are from Histoire naturelle des oiseaux d'Afrique (1796–1808, 6 vols.) with drawings by Jacques Barraband (Jacques Barraband (or Pierre-Paul Barraband) (1767? (baptized 1768), Aubusson (Creuse), France–1 October 1809, Lyon) was a French zoological and botanical illustrator, renowned for his lifelike renderings of tropical birds. His pictures were based on mounted specimens and his illustration was considered the most accurate ones made during the early 1800s.) £220 inc delivery




Cimelia Physica : figures of rare and curious guadrupeds, birds, etc., together with several of the most elegant plants / engraved & coloured, from the subjects themselves by John Frederick Miller ; with descriptions by George Shaw. 1796 Including images of a number of birds and plants from South Africa, North and South America, the East Indies, Australia, and Antarctica. The quadrupeds, included a moose and a chameleon; the 'rare and curious' birds are depicted in a similar fashion to those in Catesby's 'The Natural History of Carolina, Florida, and the Bahama Islands' with an exotic and relevant plant. Miller was the eldest son of engraver and botanist John Sebastian Miller, and it was probably through the elder Miller's acquaintance with Joseph Banks that "John Frederick was taken into Banks's employment. He drew many of the artefacts collected on James Cook's Endeavour voyage of 1768-71 and both brothers were to have accompanied Banks on Cook's second voyage. When that plan foundered, John Frederick accompanied Banks on his travels to the Orkneys, Hebrides, and Iceland in 1772; his drawings are now in the Natural History Museum, London. He subsequently published some of his engravings made from the Iceland drawings without Banks's permission, and allowed other plates to be used by Thomas Pennant to illustrate his "Arctic Zoology" (1784-7). In 1786-92 he published forty-three plates with descriptions, entitled "Various Subjects of Natural History", and in 1796 he illustrated George Shaw's "Cimelia physica", both works treating rare quadrupeds, birds, and plants" ** Condition a few have some marking all pics are of the plates for sale **
 


Struthio Casuarius.' Cassowary.

 from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 x 2


 
 
 

Felis Capensis. Cape Cat / Serval
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £285 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. some marking as shown


Cervius Moes / Moose
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £105 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. Toned paper


Carolinea Princeps
Copper engraving handcolored 1796. Paper size 20 3/4 x 14" (527 x 356mm) from Cimelia Physica by John Frederick  MILLER, (active 1772-96) ' Circa 1776. Hand Coloured Lithograph 43.5x29cm He was an English illustrator, mainly of botanical subjects.Miller was the son of the artist Johann Sebastian Müller (1715 – c. 1790). Miller, along with his brother James,[1] produced paintings from the sketches made by Sydney Parkinson on James Cook's first voyage.[2] He accompanied Joseph Banks on his expedition to Iceland in 1772. Miller published Cimelia Physica. Figures of rare and curious quadrupeds, birds, &c. together with several of the most elegant plants (1796) with text by George Shaw. £145 ea inc delivery full page Original hand colouring. Full margins. Very good condition.Some marking as shown


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